Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
Very Nice Hotel
Very nice, clean, modern, up to date, large room. Comfortable new beds. All of the conveniences needed. Wonderful reasonable breakfast menu with large portions and sometimes a breakfast buffet is available. Great location and there are other restaurants around town. Some improvements going on but no problems. Very friendly and helpful staff. Bowl of fresh fruit for guests in the lobby. Very large sitting areas and a gas fireplace make it even more comfortable. 22 km from Banff, great location to ski areas of Lake Louise and Sunshine Village with elk sightings along the way.
Great overall, but not flawless...
I stayed at the Coast Canmore Hotel the night of January 14th, 2015 as part of a conference I was attending.
Overall, this is a very beautiful property.
Some renovations were ongoing that impacted the front entrance, and left the elevators out of service. While slightly inconvenient, I can walk up a couple flights of stairs. Renovations are likely completed as I write this unless there were any delays.
The hotel is very spacious, rooms were clean, and the food eaten at the hotel restaurant was good.
The one item that prevented me from giving this a top rating are the beds. The Coast Canmore utilizes “Sleep Number” mattresses, and bluntly, I **hated** it. It wasn’t that I couldn’t find the right firmness for my preference, but the reality is these are air mattresses wrapped in foam, and it felt like an air mattress wrapped in foam. I found it uncomfortable and suffered a very poor night’s sleep. I realize that this is a subjective opinion, but if you’ve previously tried a sleep number and didn’t like it, you will not be happy in your night’s rest here.
Otherwise, this is a very good property in an incredibly beautiful environment.
- Kevin M
Nice Hotel, Over-Price Restaurant...
The Hotel is Spacious, Friendly and Well Kept.
The Pool was out of commission.
However, the Restaurant is Over-Priced for it’s Portions it provides, especially for the time it takes to receive Your order.
Stay for the Accommodations, go elsewhere for Food!
Stayed here on Friday, January 2 2015.
Got stuck in a snow storm on our way to Banff, found this little gem, and luckily they had a room available!
We stayed in a superior king room. We had a fantastic view of the mountains. The room was very clean. Bathroom was small, but upgraded with some granite countertops. A few chipped tiles, but nothing alarming.
The hotel pool was closed due to maintence (however, it had been closed in November) we relaxed in the hot tub! Down side of the hot tub and pool area, is that you do need to go outside of the hotel to get to it. A short path through the hotel gardens. Hot tub and pool area could be upgraded. Hot tub is large – but the room its self is very dark, and almost dingy. Pool bathrooms are not in the best of shape.
Restaurant in the hotel has AMAZING food. Unfortunately the service was not nearly as good as it should have been. We were the only two in the restaurant aside from the drunk guy at the bar yelling curse words. Service was very slow. We had the scallops for an appetizer, great taste, but VERY VERY VERY small for $18.00
With a few tweeks, this hotel could be a GREAT instead of a Very Good!
- Stephen S
could use some work
2 nights. Relatively nice building. Relatively nice large rooms. Lovely bright bathrooms. Customer service upon check in was miserable. I seriously wondered if the woman who ‘helped’ us knew what the word smile meant, or if she had any intent to actually assist us. Better experience later when we requested extra towels for our room on the way to the hot tub. It was a different woman and she not only had extra towels for our room waiting for us as promised, but she also had fresh towels delivered to us at the pool. Horrible, old sleep number beds. Like I can’t express how old and glitchy and awful these were to try and use. House keeping was a nightmare – half assed and disgraceful in all aspects. They attempted to walk into our room while we had the do not disturb sign on, and we asked them to come back in an hour. When they came back the first time they had only switched our coffee station over. So we had to call down and have them come in while we were gone a second time to make the beds and switch towels. The beds were tossed together and there were pillows across the room on the floor (which I really want to put my face on now). I’m also sad that the pool not running. Lastly, I should not be able to hear the normal volume conversation of our friends in the next room. I’m not one to leave bad reviews often but I am not at all impressed. I won’t be returning and this stay has not been worth the cost.